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of the Duchess, who has, however, left the place. On Some sneered at the poverty of the Highlanders, who set ( guard, struck him with the weapon (his own gift) on the

. Others side of the throat, directing the blow downwards, into the way, the Prince again encounters Louise, the glee, affected resentment, that they should esteem the blood of chest, and calling aloud, at the same time, “You taught len, and carries her along with him. She is called citizens so lightly. ' None showed the slightest intention me the stab!' But Henry Wynd wore his own good hau. i to'exercise her talent; and we are told,“the maiden to undertake the task proposed, until the sound of the herk, doubly defended with a lining of tempered steel, a melancholy dirge in Norman French ; the words, proclamation reached Henry of the Wynd, as he stood Had he been less surely armed his combats had been ended hich the following is an imitation, were united to a without the barrier, speaking from time to time with for ever: even as it was he was slightly wounded. • Fool!'

Bailie Craigdalle, or rather listening vaguely to what the he replied, striking Norman a blow with the pommel of as doleful as they are in themselves :

magistrate was saying to him.-- Ha! what proclaim his long sword, which made him stagger backwards, ' you Yes, thou may'st sigh,

they ?' he cried out.- A liberal offer on the part of were taught the thrust but not the parry;' and, fetching a And look once more at all around,

MacGillie Chattanach,' said the Host of the Griffin, blow at his antagonist, which clett' his skull through the At stream and bank, and sky and ground:

• who proposes a gold crown to any one who will turn steel cap, he strode over the lifeless body to engage the young Thy life its final course has found,

wild cat for the day, and be killed a little in bis service. chief, who now stood open before him. But the sonorous And thou must die.

That's all.'- How?' exclaimed the Smith, eagerly ; .do voice of Torquil thundered out, 'Fur eil air son Eachin!! Yes, lay thee down,

they make proclamation for a man to fight against the (another for Hector!) and the two brethren who flanked

Clan Quhele ?'—* Ay, marry do they,' said Griffin ; • but their chiet' upon each side thrust forward upon Henry, And while thy struggling pulses flutter,

I think they will find no such fools in Perth.' He bad and, striking both at once, compelled him to keep the Bid the gray monk his soul-mass mutter,

hardly said the word, when he beheld the Smith clear the defensive. "Forward, race of the tiger.cat!' cried MacAnd the deep bell its death-tone utter

barriers at a single bound, and alight in the lists, saying, Gillie Chattanach ; save the brave Saxon! let these kites Thy life is gone.

Here am I, Sir Herald. Henry of the Wynd, willing to feel your talons ! Already much wounded, the chief Be not afraid:

do battle with the Clan Quhele. A cry of admiration ran dragged himself up to the Smith's assistance, and cut down 'Tis but a pang, and then a thrill,

through the multitude, while the grave burghers, not being one of the Leichtach, by whom he was assailed. Henry's A fever-fit, and then a chill;

able to conceive the slightest reason for Henry's behaviour, own good sword rid him of the other. And then an end of human ill,

concluded that his head must be absolutely turned with Eachin!' (Again for Hector !) shouted the faithful fosterFor thou art dead."*

the love of fighting. The Provost was especially shocked. father. Baš air son Fachin!' (Death for Hector !) anFalkland, the deceived Prince enters into some dis. Thou art mad," he said, · Henry! Thou hast neither swered two more of his devoted sons, and opposed them.

two-handed sword nor shirt of mail.'-"Truly, no,' said selves to the fury of the Smith and those who had come frolics, which heighten the horror of his approach. Henry, • for 1 parted with a mail-shirt, which I had made to his aid ; while Eachin, moving towards the left wing of tastrophe. Repelled by the virtuous Catharine, the for myself, to yonder gay chief of the Clan Quhele, who the battle, sought less formidable adversaries, and again, $ Rothsay is immured in a dungeon, and starved will soon tind on his shoulders with what sort of blows ! by some show of valour, revived the sinking hopes of his t to death: he is, however, momentarily succoured clink my rivets! As for two-handed sword, why this followers. The two children of the Oak, who had covered : women, but finally despatched by the assassins. boy's brand will serve my turn till I can master a heavier this movement, shared the fate of their brethren; for the

one.'— . This must not be,' said Errol. • Hark thee, ar-cry of the Clan Chattan chief had drawn to that part of zlee-maiden escapes, and informs Douglas, who

mourer, by Saint Mary, thou shalt have my Milan hau the field some of his bravest warriors. The sons of Torces, takes Falkland, and hangs those bloodhounds, berk and good Spanish sword.'—' I thank your noble quil did not fall unavenged, but left dreadful marks of their my, Dwining, and Bonthron. The interest of the Earlship, Sir Gilbert Hay; but the yoke with which your swords on the persons of the dead and living. But the ne. which, as we have stated, grows throughout this brave ancestor turned the battle at Loncarty, would serve cessity of keeping their most distinguished soldiers around ilume, still continues to increase as it verges to its my turn well enough. I am litle used to sword or bar the person of their chief, told to disadvantage on the general

ness that I have not wrought myself, because I do not event of the combat; and so few were now the number with the dreadful contest at the Inch. Of this we

well know what blows the one will bear out without being who remained fighting, that it was easy to see that the quote a few passages.

cracked, or the other lay on without snapping.'. The cry Clan Chattan had fitteen of their number left, though 'he mountain minstrelsy, which sounded the appro- had in the meanwhile run through the multitude, and most of them wounded; and that of the Clan Quhele only pibrochs, or battle-tunes, of the rival confederacies, passed into the town, thai the dauntless Smith was about about ten remained, of whom there were four of the chief's ilent when they entered on the Inch, for such was to fight without armour, when, just as the fated hour was body-guard, including Torquil himself. They fought der which had been given. Two stately, but aged approaching, the shrill voice of a female was heard scream and struggled on, however; and, as their strength decayed, 278, each bearing the banner of his tribe, advanced ing for passage through the crowd. The multitude gave their fury seemed to increase. Henry Wynd, now wounded apposite extremities of the lists, and pitching their place to her importunity, and she advanced, breathless in many places, was still bent on breaking through, or ands into the earth, prepared to be spectators of a

with haste, under the burden of a mail hauberk and a exterminating the band of bold hearts who continued to in which they were not to join. The pipers, who large two handed sword. The widow of Oliver Proudfute fight around the object of his animosity. But still the also to be neutral in the strife, took their places by was soon recognised, and the arms which she bore were father's shout of • Another for Hector !' was cheerfully an. respective brattachs. The multitude received both those of the Smith himself, which, occupied by her hus- swered by the fatal countersign, · Death for llector !' and with the same general shout with which, on simi- band on the fatal evening when he was murdered, had though the Clan Quhele were now ontnumbered, the ccasions, they welcome those from whose exertion been naturally conveyed to his house with the dead body, combat seemed still dubious. It was bodily lassitude alone expect anjusement, or what they term sport. The and were now, by the exertions of his grateful widow, that again compelled them to another pause. The Clan led combatants returned no answer to this greet- brought to the lists at a moment when such proved wea- Chattan were then observed to be twelve in number, but put each party advanced to the opposite extremities pons were of the last consequence to their owner. Henry two or three were scarcely able to stand without leaning on e lists, where were entrances by which they were to joyfully received the well-known arms, and the widow, their swords. Five were left of the Clan Quhele ; Torquil mitted to the interior."

with trembling haste, assisted in putting them on, and and his youngest son were of the number, both slightly ethirtieth man of the Clan Chattan does not appear; champion, and ill luck to all who come before him!

then took leave of him, saying, 'God for the orphans' wounded. Eachin alone had, from the vigilance used to uil, on the other side, having managed his absence,

intercept all blows levelled against his person, escaped 2 hope that he may get his chiet, as also the youngest Clan Chattan had lost rather fewer of their men than their exhaustion, into sullen desperation. They walked, stag

After the first terrible onslaught, “it seemed as if the without injury. The rage of both parties had sunk, through atant, left out of the sanguinary struggle; but it is antagonists ; but, in compensation, the bloody plaids and gering, as if in their sleep, through the carcases of the wise decreed: the heralds proclaim, that if any one shirts of their party (for several on both sides had thrown slain, and gazed on them as if again to animate their ake his share with the Clan Chattan of the honours and their mantles away) showed more wounded men than the hatred towards their surviving enemies, by viewing the ces of this day, he shall have present payment of a Clan Quh-le. About twenty of both sides lay on the field, friends they had lost. The multitude soon after beheld crown, and liberty to fight to the death in the ranks, dead or dying; and arms and legs lopped off, heads cleft the survivors of the desperate conflict drawing together to

are something chary of your treasure, chief,' said to the chine, slashes deep through the shoulder into the renew the exterminating feud on the banks of the river, Earl Marshal; a gold crown is poor payment for breast, showed, at once, the fury of the combat, the ghastly as the spot least slippery with blood, and less encumbered a campaign as is before you.'

-If there be any man character of the weapons used, and the fatal strength of with the bodies of the slain.” g to fight for honour,' replied MacGillie Chattanach, the arms which wielded them. The chief of the Clan price will be enough; and I want not the service of Chattan had behaved himself with the most determined

In the third and last affray, the standard-bearers and w who draws his sword for gold alone.' The heralds made their progress, moving half way round the lists, courage, and was slightly wounded. Eachin, also, had pipers of both sides join the battle, and are slain by each Eng, from time to time, to make proclamation as they sword was bloody: his bearing bold and warlike; and he

fought with spirit, surrounded by his body-guard. His other. ween directed, without the least apparent disposition smiled when old Torquil, folding him in his arms, loaded by his father Torquil to the protection of his chief, had

“ Meanwhile, young Torniot, devoted, like his brethren, e part of any one to accept of the proffered enlistment. him with praises and with blessings.”

been mortally wounded by the unsparing sword of the nother of her songs, in honour of the brave Smith, who the first. “The wild pibroch again sounded the onset ; also fallen; and Torquil, with his foster-son, and the

The second encounter is yet more fatal and decisive than Smith. The other two remaining of the Clan Quhele had ved her from persecution, was we are informed, long but the two parties approached each other more slowly wounded Tormot, forced to retreat before eight or ten of urite in Scotland, under the title of “Bold and True." " oh, Bold and True,

than at first, as men who knew and respected each other's the Clan Chattan, made a stand on the bank of the river,

valour. Henry Wynd, in his impatience to begin the con- while their enemies were making such exertions as their That fear or falsehood never knew;

test, advanced before the Clan Chattan, and signed to wounds would permit to come up with them. Torquil Whose heart was loyal to his word,

Eachin to come on. Norman, however, sprang forward had just reached the spot where he had resolved to make Whose hand was faithful to his sisord Seek Europe wide, from sea to sea,

to cover his foster-brother, and there was a general, though the stand, when the youth Tormot dropped and expired. But bonny Blue-cap still for me!

momentary, pause, as if both parties were willing to ob- His death drew from his father the first and only sigh which I've seen Almain's proud champions prance

tain an omen of the fate of the day, from the event of this he had breathed throughout the eventful day. • My son Have seen the gallant knights of France,

duel. The Highlander advanced, with his large sword up- Tormot !” he said, .my youngest and dearest! But if I Unrivalld with the sword and lance

lifted, as in act to strike; but, just as he came within save Rector, I save all. Now, my darling Dault, I have Have seen the song of England true,

sword's length, he dropt the long and cumbrous weapon, done for thee all that man may, excepting the last. Let Wield the brown bill and bend the yew. Search France the fair, and England free,

leapt lightly over the Smith's sword as he fetched a cut at me undo the clasps of that ill-omened armour, and do But bonny Blue-cap still for me!"

him, drew his dagger, and, being thus within Henry's'thou put on that of Tormot; it is light, and will fit thee

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well. While thou doest so I will rush on these crippled copying the only remaining poetry, of which she is made men, and make what play with them I can. I trust I shall the pleasing instrument.

The Beauties of Chess. have but little to do, for they are following each other like disabled steers. At least, darling of my soul, if I am

THE LAY OF POOR LOUISE.

.“ Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. unable to save thee, I can show thee how a man should

" Ah, poor Louise ! The live-long day die.' While Torquil thus spoke, he unloosed the clasps

She roams from cot to castle gay;

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXXXII. of the young chief's hauberk, in the simple belief that he

And still her voice and viol say, could thus break the meshes which fear and necromancy

Ah, maids, beware the woodland way

1 Pawn ............B-7 1 Castle ......G-1 had twined about his heart. My father, my father, my

Think on Louise.

2 Pawn ............B-8 2 King.........C-1 more than parent!' said the unhappy Eachin— Stay with

becomes a Knight and X

"Ah, poor Louise! The sun was high, me! with you by my side I feel I can fight to the last.'

3 Pawn.............A-8 It smirch'd her cheek, it dimm'd her eye;

3 King ....B-1 • It is impossible,' said Torquil. I will stop them com

becomes a Knight and X

The woodland walk was cool and nigh, ing up, while you put on the hauberk. God eternally bless

4 Knight .........B-6 and draws the game

Where birds with chiming streamlets vie thee, beloved of my soul!' And then, brandishing his

To cheer Louise. sword, Torquil of the Oak rushed forward with the same fatal war-cry which had so often sounded over that bloody

"Ah, poor Louise ! The savage bear

SITUATION FOR STUDY CLXXXII. field, Bas air son Eachin !—The words rung three times in Made ne'er that lovely grove his lair;

White to move and win. a voice of thunder, and each time that he cried his war shout

The wolves molest not paths so fairhe struck down oneof the Clan Chattan, as he met them suc

But better far had such been there cessively straggling towards him.- Brave battle, hawk

For poor Louise.

Black. well down, falcon!' exclaimed the multitude, as they

“Ah, poor Louise! In woody wold witnessed exertions which seemed, even at his last hour,

She met a huntsman fair and bold;

Vea 1 а он to threaten a change of the fortunes of the day. Suddenly

His baldrick was of silk and gold, these cries were hushed into silence, and succeeded by a And many a witching tale he told clashing of swords so dreadful, as if the whole conflict had

To poor Louise. recommenced in the person of Henry Wynd and Torquil " Ah, poor Louise ! Small cause to pine of the Oak. They cut, foiled, hewed, and thrust, as if

Hadst thou for treasures of the mines they had drawn their blades for the first time that day;

For peace of mind, that gift divine,

6 and their inveteracy was mutual, for Torquil recognised And spotless innocence, were thine, the foul wizard, who, as he supposed, had cast a spell over

Ah, poor Louise ! his child; and Henry saw before him the giant, who, during the whole conflict, had interrupted the purpose for

" Ah, poor Louise! Thy treasure's reft, which alone he had joined the combatants. They fought

I know not if by force or theft, with an equality which, perhaps, would not have existed,

Or part by violence, part by gift; had not Henry, more wounded than his antagonist, been

But misery is all that's left
To poor Louise.

O somewhat deprived of his usual agility. Meanwhile

Os Eachin, finding himself alone, after a disorderly and vain

“Let poor Louise some succour have, attempt to put on his foster-brother's harness, became aniShe will not long your bounty crave,

O mated by an emotion of shame and despair, and hurried

Or tire the gay with warning stave, forward to support his foster father in the terrible struggle,

For heaven

has grace, and earth a grave, ere some other of the Clan Chattan should come up.

For poor Louise." When he was with in five yards, and sternly determined to take his share in the death-fight, his foster-father

fell, fute, for the sake of taking in all the poems with which

To this we must add the chant over the body of Proud. A B C D E F G H cleft from the collar-bone well nigh to the heart, and mur

WHITE muring with his last breath, Bas air son Eachin! The the author has embellished his work. unfortunate youth saw the fall of his last friend, and at

“Viewless Essence, thin and bare, the same moment beheld the deadly enemy, who had Well nigh melted into air,

Provincial Bank-notes found.-In another coluna d haunted him through the whole field, standing within

Still with fondness hovering near

be found an advertisement respecting some los sword's point of him, and brandishing the huge weapon The earthly form thou once didst wear;

notes, which are now lying at our office for ideaths which had hewed its way to his life through so many ob

“Pause upon thy pinion's flight,

by the owner. stacles. Perhaps this was enough to bring his constitu

Be thy course to left or right

Why does a carter seem fonder of grief than estat tional timidity to its highest point; or perhaps he recol. Be thou doom'd to soar or sink,

man in England ? He is always crying, " Comitis lected, at the same moment, that he was without defensive

Pause upon the awful brink.

wo!" armour, and that a line of enemies, halting indeed and

Why did a fat fellow, dreadfully squeezed in gutxa crippled, but eager for revenge and blood, were closely

“ To avenge the deed expelling

the Opera, become very complimentary to the ladies! approaching. It is enough to say, that his heart sickened,

Thee untimely from thy dwelling, his eyes darkened, his ears tingled, his brains turned giddy

Mystic force thou shalt retain

pressure made him flatter. -all other considerations were lost in his apprehension of

O'er the blood and o'er the brain.

What is the slight difference between a warria de

infant? The one is in and the other under arms. instant death; and drawing one ineffectual blow at the “When the form thou shalt espy Smith, he avoided that which was aimed at him in return,

What are the best shoes for wet weather ? Pompe

That darken'd on thy closing eyeby bounding backward ; and ere the former could recover

When the footstep thou shalt hear

Half Mourning.--A little girl hearing her mother

By his weapon, Eachin had plunged into the stream. A roar

That thrill'd upon thy dying ear,

that she was going into half mourning, inquired if we of contumely pursued him as he swam across the river.”

their relations were half dead.

“Then strange sympathies shall wake, Having devoted so much of our space to this splendid The flesh shall thrill, the nerves shall quake;

A quarry of Oil Stones has been discovered in for the and stirring narration, in a line in which the Author of

The wounds renew their clotter'd flood,

county, Ohio, which are said to be superior to the first Waverley surpasses all other men, mingling the glow of

And every drop cry,—Blood for blood!"

Turkey oil stones, for sharpening razors, &c.

Journal. the valiant warrior with the diction of the inspired min

A Grave Pun.- In the new cemetery constructs, strel, we are sorry that we cannot extract, as we purposed,

Tide Table.

hind St. James's

Mount, there are several cells, para the pathetic traits of the character of King Robert. They

excavated, to be completed by the purchaser. App

Days. will be seen particularly in vol. 1, pp. 227-8, 234-5,

Morn. Even.Height. Festivals, &c. inquired the other day what these cells were intende is h.m.h.m. ft. in.

an inveterate punster replied, " That every man se 954-5, 268 ; but are, indeed, exquisite throughout, and

Tuesday ..27 9 40 10 115 4 Whit-Tuesday. Ven. Bede.lie by his sel after death." most touchingly concluded by his exclamation when he Wednesday28 10 21 10 42 16 9 Oxford Term begins. Paper Kites.-The recent accounts we have had learns the fate of his erring, but beloved son.

311 34 19 i King Charles 11. restored. Thursday 29 11

Friday ....30 11 46 ** "Be silent, Robert,' said he to Albany, who protested Saturday. 31 0 7 0 29 18 i

kites, has led some of the citizens of Castine to see his innocence; be silent ! add not perjury to murder. Sunday... 5 1 15 18 19 Trinity Sund. Nicomede. And was this all done to gain a step nearer to a crown Tuesday

a batteaux with two men was dragged against a ser and sceptre ? Take them to thee at once, man; and

head tide, as fast, says the American, as two men cu may'st thou feel, as I have done, that they are both of

have rowed her.-Freedoms Journal.

METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. red-hot iron! Oh, Rothsay, Rothsay! thou hast at least

Sublimity.—The following peroration to an eloqa

[From the Liverpool Courier.] escaped being a king!'

harangue, addressed by a lawyer, in Ohio, to a jury,

Extreme Thermo- Extreme State of Except the lamentation of the Psalmist for Absalom,

rare specimen of climacteric sublimity : -" And DFB during meter 8 heat du- the Wind

shades of night bad shrouded the earth in darkness. we know of no parallel to this. We have only room to

nature lay wrapped in solemn thought, when the do repeat, that the character of the giddy and irresolute Roth

May

14 30 24 say is also portrayed with great truth and feeling; and

fendant ruffians came rushing like a mighty torrent in 15 29 98 47 0 53 0

the hills, down upon the abodes of peace broke get

Rain. that Louise, the glee-maiden, is original and interesting ;

the plaintiff's door-separated the weeping mother for

69 0 N.N.E. Fair. more so; in fact, than the heroine; and we cannot do

her screeching infant, and took away my client's nila 19 29 75

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Poetry.

ÆOLUS.

What spirit wand'ring near,
What mournful spirit comes amid the gloom,
Rousing the sleeper from his dream of fear,

Like spectre from the tomb?

Hark! now a gentle strain, soft as the voice of Pity, or the moan DA widow'd dove, seems as it did complain

O'er Joy's funereal urn.

The while a wailing voice
Whispers the heart in accents breathing woe,
That hence no more it ever may rejoice,

Or pulse exulting know.

And now a requiem wild,
Isolemn requiem for the sainted dead,
Thrills to the inmost soul; and Sorrow's child,

Raising her drooping head,

Apd gazing on the skies, lees heaven's all glorious gates wide open thrown, leholds the paradise of deathless joys,

Nor weeps the spirit flown.

And now unsettled, strange, itfal as maniac's ever-varying mood, et witchery confest in every change,

Borne from the leafy wood,

Breathes now a holy calm; spon the storm to highest fury borne; fow lover's lute; now Hope, dispensing balm,

Now Misery's plaint forlorn.

What art thou, wizard, say, plnit unseen, felt, but ne'er yet defined ! jhat art thou, claiming thus unbidden sway,

Chaining the captive mind?

Ah, now I know full well hou art Æolus!—and I still would be tave, and for ever, to thy witch-like spell,

Tby master sorcery.

For Memory, at thy call, takes from her trance; and thine the mystic key, be charm omnipotent, that holds in thrall

Thy willing votary.

Such I have ever been, ad such would be:-with thee the live-long day old converse; and thus, tranquilly serene,

Dream with thee life away. ook

G.

Oh! could, like thine, my fingers sweep the shell!

ON THE MARRIAGE OF A COQUETTE TO MR. HARE.
When Time shall cast o'er me his soothing spell,

(From the Morning Post.)
And dry the sorrows that now flood mine eyes,
As fond remembrances within me rise-

Ann once was fickle with her beaux;
Thy genius should not want its equal fame;

Some wanted spirit-dash-
Praise, deathless praise, should tend upon thy name:

Good breeding others; some were those
In each bright verse, were such rare talent mine,

That were too short of cash.
Should glow the Fair, the Good,-for those were thine:

But now those days of whim are Aled,
Thy wit, taste, fancy, should be hymn'd in turn;

Ann's heart (young Cupid's care)
Thy thoughts that kindle, and thy “words that burn;"

At length is fixed--the nymph is wed,
As in thine own Flaminio, learn'd and sweet,

And suited to a HAIR.
The Pure and Pious in chaste bond should meet:
With lyric grace, or elegiac woe-
Thine were both arts—th’alternate strain should flow;

PROVINCIAL NOTES FOUND.
And the light world, lesson'd for once by me,

FOUND, about a week ago, by Mr. PUGH, Confeca-
Should feel and mourn what it has lost in thee.

tioner, on the floor of his own Shop, 31, Whitechapel, some

PROVINCIAL NOTES, which will.be delivered to the Owner, -It may not be too weak the faltering song

if he will call at the Mercury-office, any day, and identify To match thy worth, might haply do thee wrong

them to the satisfaction of Mr. JAMES Wood, to whom.

Mr. Pugh has contided them, and also pay the expense of
Panting to see thee girt with glory's ray,

this advertisement.
I would not mar it by my tear-dimm'd lay,
Time's hastening hand shall stamp thy sure renown,
And for thy temples weave his greenest crown;

The Envestigator.
While, as around thy fame's proud echoes-swell,

[Comprehending Political Economy, Statistics, Jurispru-Our tender thoughts shall on thy virtues dwell;

dence, occasional passages from Parliamentary Speeches And pleased to mark these earthly honours given,

of a general nature, occasional Parliamentary Docu. With holler rapture hail the wreath thou wear'st in heaven. ments, and other speculative subjects, excluding Party.

Politics.)
Chester, Jan. 1828
FRS. WRANGHAM.

THE COTTON TRADE
At The latin version of the above, by Mr. S. G. Fawcett, which
is prepared in the type, must be withdrawn until next week,

People who lose their money by speculating are very apt.
as we think we can detect some inaccuracies in it, which
will require the revision of a critical and classical pen.

to complain that speculation is not a certainty; and to charge their misfortunes rather to the bad policy of the

Government than their own. When, moreover, they lose LINES,

sufficient to be ruined, they very absurdly identify them.. ADDRESSED TO AN INTERESTING YOUNG LADY ON HEA RE- selves with the prosperity of the trade, and cry out that the COVERY FROM A LONG AND PAINFUL INDISPOSITION. trade is ruined also. This was the case in the cotton trade

two years ago. Most people, who previously had an idle BY HUGH CLARKE.

or unprofitable capital in hand, ventured it upon cotton.

A faciitious demand was thus created ; excessive stocks When, lately, o'er thy winning air,

were laid up; and when, subsequently, the speculators Thine eyes of light, and lips of swetness,

found that they had glutted the market, they concluded, The gloom of thought, the clouds of care,

not that the supply had increased, but that the demand Were passing in their force and Aeetness,

had diminished; and instead of allowing, like reasonable

men, that the cotton trade had been pushed to a stand We saw thee still with beauty's power

still by their own hurry on the road to fortune, declared As lovely as the trembling flow'ret,

that it had been knocked up by act of Parliament. Seeing,

likewise, no probability of their own recovery, they took That sheds a spell at evening hour

the same gloomy view of the trade, and a general impresAround the tendrils that embower it.

sion was made upon the public mind, that our cotton And then the magic of thy tongue,

manufacture was on the decline. In two years the trade Like music o'er young fancy stealing,

has revived, and the scale of our shipments of printed

goods, &c. is perhaps larger now than at any former peThe spells of taste around us Nung,

riod. It should be remembered that this is a favourable That dwelt, like hope, on ev'ry feeling.

phenomenon in a very unfavourable season. The trouBut now when health's returning glow,

bled and uncertain state of our connexion with Turkey ;

the distracted condition of Portugal; the embarrassments Its reign of loveliness assuming,

of Mexico; and something like depression both of spirit To thee its richness shall bestow,

and means in the British West Indies, are circumstances And live on cheeks all bright and blooming; which necessarily keep some of our best customers from

the market. The printed and dyed goods, for instance, How shall our happy hopes unite

our exports to Turkey and the Levant have, for the corTo see thy smiles of grace and gladness,

responding first quarters 1827 and 1828, fallen from Shed o'er thy smiles some new delight,

1,471,895 to 437,336 yards; and the British West Indies Unknown to deep or thoughtful sadness.

from 2,070,092 to 1,089,639. In spite, however, of these

and many other disadvantages, the trade has flourished ;And thou, in youth's unclouded day,"

and in the exportation of dyed and printed goods, With all its playfulness around thee,

in the periods mentioned above, there has been an in.. Shalt seem as graceful and as gay

crease of 3,508,364 yards. In those articles, also, which As when with beauty's wreath it crown'd thee.

are termed miscellaneous, there has been an increase of

4,054, 921 yards; returns which are a satisfactory evidence Adieu, sweet girl! may health enshrine

that the doleful outcry on the ruin of the sotton trade: Along thy cheeks its freshest roses ;

was as mistaken as the speculation which brought it into

a state of temporary stagnation. Where there is improveAnd sweetness o'er thy features shine,

ment it is hardly decent to grumble; and, therefore, with As on thy lips It now reposes !

those who make grumbling a profession, the improvement

is disputed, as a matter of course. The increase of our exMY SHIRT.

ports is alleged not to arise from any actual increase in the (From the Morning Chronicle.)

demand, but to a speculation which is taking away our

printed goods, to anticipate an American tariff. Even alAs Bayes, whose cup with poverty was dash'd,

lowing this to be the case, there is no room for grumbling. Lay snug in bed, while his one shirt was wash'da.

The increase on our exports to the United States is not so The dame appear'd, and, holding it to view,

great as the total increase; and, as taking the lesger from Said, "If'tis wash'd again 'twill wash in two."

the greater will leave a positive remainder, there is still "Indeed !" cried Bayes, then wash it, pray, good cousin, something left to prove that the cotton trade has quite reAnd, wash it, if you can, into a dozen/"

covered from its imaginary decline.-London Courier.

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REFLECTIONS DURING A SOLITARY RAMBLE.

Patient when favours are denied,

That grateful incense of the heart,

The Essayist.

scene agreed not with my present mood. I sought in vain |tion of their own fancied grievances, that their eyes for a desponding look or lowering brow; and, finding closed to those of others. The blessings they are pre

none, was compelled, in bitterness of heart, to exclaim, sessed of they will not prize, but to those which are dere (ORIGINAL.]

“ Alas! there is no unhappy wretch here save myself !” them they fancy every comfort is attached. How misle Maddened with a prospect that served only to inflict a still is the mind of man! how wilfully doth it deceive iade

deeper wound on a discontented spirit, I left this scene of to the real source of all true happiness! The ports To be resigned when ills betide,

gaiety and life; and, wandering into a retired part of the will tell you that it consists in wealth ; but did heet

gardens, gave vent to the gall that overflowed a jaundiced open his eyes to the condition of the rich, he would do And pleas'd with favours given;

and perverted mind. The place I had chosen for my re- that it is, generally, most miserable. Some this This, this alone is wisdom's part,

tirement seemed, indeed, solitary enough; but still, the power, dominion, place, and influence; but let us plus Whose fragrance smells to heaven.-Cotton.

beauty of the prospect before me ill accorded with the de- into the hearts of those who possess these fancied bleng

formity of my inward communings. 'Twas an early sum- how little shall we find there to envy in their lot! How fleeting are the joys that men pursue! how soon mer's evening, at that enchanting hour when the sun courts not riches or power that can bestow happiness, ele me do they slacken in our grasp, or fade away into the dull the horizon, gilding the broad expanse with his setting kings and princes be the happiest of created beings. obscurity of the tomb! The delights of infancy are but a rays. The feathered warblers had perched themselves on best gift that Heaven can grant us,—that which will day; the pleasures of manhood an hour; and, even in the branches about me, and were chanting their farewell yield the bliss we seek on this earth, is a contene's that contracted span, too many dark threatening clouds song to the god of light. The trees had just assumed their Gain but this, and the cares that afflict others r. overcast the sunny radiance of life, bringing chaotic gloom, verdant clothing, and, in their gay green suits, appeared but little power to sting you: with it, you can heim dire refuge for the fiend despondency. Where can the to revel in anticipation of the forthcoming happy season. the most gloomy landscape, and the eye will be se human mind find rest and happiness on this earth? Is it The tall chesnut spread forth its rich branches, and the rest on some bright spot. The darkest night will be not born to trouble as the sparks fly upward p" In vain wide-spreading elm stood out to woo its embrace. The mined by some glimmering star, invisible to those ozira do we court the idle breath of fame, or seek to gratify the stately cedar held companionship with the venerable seek it not. The tempest will rage around you ork proud dreams of ambition. Vainly does fortune lavish oak, whose ivy-crowned head had, for ages, resisted for your thoughts will still dwell on the mild suos her most fruitful gifts, or pleasure lure us into her silken the rude attacks of the rocking blast

, and now afforded returning calm. He who is possessed of a contentede toils. Still are our desires unsatisfied ; still do we own

a shelter to the larch and fir, which safely flourished knows no want, nor has he any thing on this earth secret wants, that cannot be supplied. Though the smiles beneath their protecting influence. I had seated myself ask for. Living within the limits of his circuts of the world are not withheld; though the earth teems on a rural bench, round which the yew and cypress he moderates his desires to his means of gratiâicatie forth her bounties to our use, and obsequious friends and clung in harmonious union, forming a leafy canopy, hath said to himself, • Thus far shalt thou ga, in servile flatterers surround us, there is a never-dying worm sufficiently thick to exclude Sol's most powerful beams. farther.' This is the aim and end of all philosophie which, vulture like, keeps gnawing at the heart;—a can. Before me lay a spacious avenue of the monarchs of the he who hath attained, and can preserve, this dat ker in the bud of our affections, corroding every kindlier forest, towering in lorty pride, their unbending heads state of mind, hath surmounted the great difcus sentiment, and, with its baleful venom, distilling through seeming to kiss the clouds. While gazing with an eye of life, and done all that man can do towards security our thoughts a poison, which, as the deadly upas, turns vacancy on the lengthening shadows, which, as the even: piness ; such, at least, as this world afford. In the sweets of life into gall and bitterness.

ing advanced, were fading into a mist before my sight, Igrand arcanum that effectually destroys every erre Such were the thoughts that agitated my breast, as (un- was disturbed in my reveries by the approach of a ve jealous feeling in the breast; the ultimatum of zid der the perverted influence of a disordered imagination) I nerable looking man, leaning on the arm of a youth, who which teacheih man to be satisfied with thites so strolled out one evening, in the early part of last summer, anxiously supported his tottering steps, listening, at the exist; nor seeks to improve that which his Ma at once to exercise my limbs, and give a current to those same time, with placid complacency, to the discourse his already finished ; and yet it is but acting agrement fancies which a close sedentary occupation had rendered aged Mentor earnestly addressed to him. After seating a reasonable nature, to feel and know that the best feverish and irritable

. I had wandered mechanically themselves on the bench by my side, they courteously sa occupy in society hath been allotted us by Przien through the parks, too much absorbed in my inward luted me, when the sage continued his instructive dis- and, therefore, to be dissatisfied with our condizis

, de musings to be mindful of passing occurrences

, and found course, which, from his manner, I could readily perceive question His all-wise decrees who hath placed us to myself standing on the delightful banks of the Serpentine was equally intended to benefit me and his young compa. Let men in general but consider their situatie a river ere I was aware whither my footsteps had led me. The nion. By a singular chance it turned on the subject which and compare it with that of others who have set es to refreshing breeze that rose from the water revived my droop. had so fully

occupied my late thoughts ; for, after raising similar prospects, but have been, by a series of exam ing spirits, and I gazed with a feeling somewhat allied to his eyes to heaven, and apparently breathing an inward able events, reduced to a much lower grade is som pleasure, on the gay panorama of moving objects that sur- prayer to the Deity, he looked for a moment in our faces, they will find much to be grateful for: and ered rounded me.

It was the Sabbath evening; and many a then averting his scrutinizing glance, uttered, with most who have sunk to the lowest ebb of poverty and stres group of merry, but unthinking idlers, glided by in persuasive eloquence, the following

ness, if (in most instances) they will candidly reier quick succession, their holiday suits and cheerful coun

past conduct, and not be swayed by prejudice € 4 tenances giving animation and beauty to the surround

judgment, will find that, by their own mismunander ing landscape. Still leisurely pursuing my path, I en- * This, my children, is the season when man should walk they have courted their present condition ; and it was la tered Kensington Gardens; and, throwing myself on a abroad, and survey the gladness of nature, that he may at first been contented with their allotted place sex bench, in one of the most frequented walks, endeavoured learn, in fulness of heart, to praise nature's God. The mankind, and not, by wild and chimerical ser & to glean amusement from noting, as they passed, the va. fields decked in their verdant green, the meadows sprinkled tempted to raise themselves above their proper les part riety of characters that promenaded this delightful rendez- with many a party-coloured Power, trees shooting forth might still have enjoyed a sufficiency to suppl > * vous for the beauty, elegance, and fashion of the metro- their young branches, earth yielding up its abundance for and reasonable wants; still have moved in the circ="e polis.

the benefit of man; all serve to show the wonder-working they were born, and fitted by nature to adoro. Ia ta33 As the summer season had scarcely set in, the gentry power of Providence, and elevate the heart in praise of its proud, presuming man attempt to alter the Alps had not yet emigrated from the mild but smoky atmosphere Creator. See the young lambs how they disport them- will

, or, with pretending ignorance, grasp at that can of toren, to court the more salubrious air of their rural re- selves on the grass, skipping around in playful gambols. destiny hath placed beyond his reach. Like their treats, or fashionable watering-places ; and many a titled Mark the merry antics of the cattle, as wantonly they the fable, his own puny efforts shall destroy bim; ** man and noble dame graced the surrounding scene. My chase each other, braying and bellowing out their glad - it is beautifully expressed by the poet, heart felt ill at ease with itself; and, as I pondered over ness.—Is there this joy in nature, and shall man's heart * Order is Heav'n's first law; and this confest, the present gloomy prospects, and still sadder recollections, alone be sad ? why should he give himself up to impious Some are, and must be, GREATER than the rest: I could not avoid contrasting my own condition in life discontent, and, with his sullen aspect, offend the serenity More rich, more wise;- but who infers frou het with what I considered to be that of the gay crowd before of heaven? Man was not born to droop, and pine, and

That such are happier, shocks all common sense. me: and “envy, that rankest weed that grows," crept un murmur through his life; yet will he, with a most unac- “I will not say that at no time ought the mind or ferien consciously into my bosom. I deemed myself alone in the countable perversity of nature, array his thoughts against to be disturbed :-cast but a pebble in the still be con world; solitary amid the multitude ; unknown and unre- himseif, and, where he might cull sweet flowers, select its surface will, for a moment, be ruffled; but her com garded ; fancying, if the eye turned upon me, 'twas but only the thorns and rankest weeds. In traversing through doth it return to its wonted calm and placid sila sve in cruel mockery: and, in heaviness of heart, I sighed, the various avenues of this life, and mixing with the dif, so should the human breast, which must be debaucom while glancing over each light elastic form, as it tripped, ferent grades of society, how few do we meet who are not deed, if it can find a pleasure, or satisfaction, in litik with graceful movement, on the green turf.

repining at the gifts of Providence, and fancying that their tinued indulgence of angry feelings. It is es una Every heart seemed glad ; every eye, lit up with smiles, neighbours are happier, and have more cause for rejoicing impossible

, amidst the hopes, fears, and ancerade ski pespoke a mind at peace with itself. This spirit-stirring than themselves ! So absorbed are they in the contempla | this life, that a man's breast can be entirely fre igen.com

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THE MOON'S AGE.

TO THE EDITOR.

A READER.

and peace.

POWER OF THE HORSE ON RAILROADS.

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hat anxiety shall not occasionally cast a cloud of gloom more could I advance, my children, to prove to you how and the horse proceeded without the least distress; and, sart the mild serenity of a contented spirit. Indeed, essential it is to man's happiness on earth, and how much in truth, there appeared to be scarcely any limitation to wuld not envy the man who could view, with placid it affects his eternal salvation, that he should endeavour so the power of his draught. After the trial, the waggons

were taken to the weighing machine, and it appeared that placency, every crossing event that checquered his to frame his mind as to be satisfied with his allotted place the whole weight stood as follows: ence: but cares may be evaded, anxieties softened, amongst mortals, nor foolishly repine at his destiny. But subdued, and even the bitter frost of grief shall melt the shades of evening are gathering thick around us; the Twelve waggons first linked together 38

Four ditto afterwards attached - he mild dew of resignation, by a constant conviction night dew falls; the birds have sought their nests; and the

Fifty labourers, suppose... : all-wise decrees of a Supreme Being, who pointeth curtew, sounding distantly on the ear, warns me that we, arts that appear to wound, only with a view to our too, must for the present part. If I have been so fortunate

Tons.........55 - ate happiness. While bending beneath the heavy as to impress on your young minds opinions so beneficial to

of affliction, we have but to suppose that the yourselves, it will give me a proud satisfaction to know itune which has now overtaken us, may serve to that I have been an humble instrument in the hands of

Correspondence. some worse calamity, which, had it reached us, the Almighty to effect a great good, by inclining your

have crushed us beneath its influence, never hearts, at all times, to join in that prayer which ought to to rise,' and we shall find comfort in believing, be so truly universal, since it conveys the essence of Christhe stroke, though heavy, is not so destruc- tianity:s it might have been. Our pleasures may fre

"Save me alike from foolish pride,

Sir,-If any of your astronomical friends will solve the y fall short of our expectations, but if we could

Or impious discontent,

following query, they will oblige our own hearts, how seldom should we find them

At aught thy wisdom has denied,

Or aught thy goodness lent.'" ört of our deserts. We know, that even our hopes

In most, or all, of our publications on chronology, the Thus saying, the hoary moralist called down a blessing rule for finding the Golden Number, or Lunar Cycle, is serally less sanguine than our desires, and cannot, se, doubt that those desires must be inordinate: on my head,

and departed with his young companion, to add 1 to the given year, and to divide by 19–the recandidly examine our own thoughts, and we shall leaving me gratefully to admire his wisdom who had so mainder being the Golden Number. From this rule the is the ardent love of aggrandisement which absorbs happily turned my thoughts from the wicked course they time of New Moon, in any given month and year, is reasonable consideration, and that, while panting

were pursuing, and directed me to the paths of happiness ascertained in the following manner :

W.P. irsting for rank and power, we are blind to our own

Example :- What is the Moon's Age March 17, 1828 ? mfitness to support the station at which we are aimLeigh-street, Red Lion-square, London.

1828—the given year. he mind is tortured, and the thoughts are racked in

1 add g schemes of advancement in life, instead of seeking

Divide by a cycle | 19)1829( 96. nfortable enjoyment of that which Providence bath

A wager for a small amount, as to the power of draught of the moon 171 id it, thus making that a curse, which would other-of a horse on the Monckland and Kirkintilloch railway, He a blessing. It is a necessary step towards the was lately decided in presence of several of the mem.

119 tion of a contented mind, for men to form such a bers of the committee of management of the railway, and I connexion as shall soothe and cheer them during from Gargill colliery, drawing a weight of fifty tons, which a great crowd of spectators. The horse in question started

remainder..... 5 or the golden nurober for 1828. lours of solitude. Let them do this, and they will it conveyed to Kirkintilloch, a distance of seven miles, The Epact for the year is next required; and is found gield them more pleasure than even the joys that in the short space of one hour and forty-one minutes. by subtracting 1 from the Golden Number, multiplying som friendship ; for what can equal the gratification The first two miles of the above distance was on a dead

feels, who is at peace, and can commune, in level, and the remainder was on a descent varying from the remainder by 11, and dividing the product by 30the by intercourse, with himself. one in 120 to one in 1100, with several level tracts. —Lon- remainder being the Epact; as follows:

5 the golden number for 1828. i to be indulging in the conversation of those we

1 subtract but the mind may, at all times, retire unto itself,

* We can very readily believe this circumstance, be

cause we recollect a similar experiment made many years fer to its own treasures for enjoyment. Friendship I frequently has for its uncertain basis the caprice we shall here transcribe the paragraph from the Sporting ago, when railroads were beginning to be appreciated.

11 multiply » opposite tempers and dispositions) may be easily

divide by 30 )44(1 i, and therefore it is better worth our while to cul. Anecdotes, observing, by the bye, that there is this curious a friendly acquaintance with our own thoughts, coincidence in the two accounts, that the horse, in the I can be to seek that of others, which, like the bloom experiment we have just recorded, drew his load seven

14 the epact for 1898. ppies, we may find to vanish, even as we gather it. miles in one hour and forty-one minutes, being pre

To find the Moon's Age from the above. eldom we are disappointed in the delights of memory following experiment took to draw his load six miles. cisely, to a minute, the time which the horse in the Add together the epact of the year...14

the epact of the month of March 1 itemplation; and the reason is, that they are ruled Those who wish to see the original account of what we

the day of the month required...17 influenced by ourselves. Nothing is more sinful, at the same time, more foolish, than the indulgence shall now transcribe, may consult the Sporting Anecdotes, IITOW, which delighteth in drawing gloomy and pages 21 and 22.

from this subtract 30 ing images of life ; even anticipating the hour of when assisted by art, was shown near Croyden. The Sur" An unparalleled instance of the power of a horse,

2 remainder; y, and prolonging it when it is arrived; for it is rey iron railway being completed, and opened for the showing that the Moon will be 2 days old on the 17th of n, that such a state of mind, as this produces, is carriage of goods all the way from Wandsworth to Mers

March, 1828. unequal to receive virtuous impressions, or revel in tham, a bei was made between two gentlemen, that a

The question I beg to propose to any of your correspond. I feelings. Peace must fly, where sorrow retains its common horse could draw thirty-six tons for six miles > and the healthful bloom of happiness will wither along the road, and that he should draw his weight from ents, more conversant with this subject, is-Will these

a dead pull, as well as turn it round the occasional wind- rules apply to years at any distant period for finding the die beneath its blasting contamination. But a ings of the road. A number of gentlemen assembled near Moon's Age, say for March 17th, 3158,-seeing that a rful habit of mind will cherish and support virtue Merstham to see this extraordinary triumph of art. Twelve piety, by inclining our hearts still to receive with waggons, loaded with stones, each waggon weighing above Cycle of the Moon is not exactly 19 years, but completed ikfulness all that Providence vouchsafeth to bestow, three tons, were chained together, and a horse, taken 1 hour and 28 minutes sooner than this period ? view with envious repinings the prosperity of our yoked into the team. He started from near the Fox pub

promiscuously from the timber-cart of Mr. Harwood, was Liverpool, March 5, 1828. shbour; for with what language can we address the lic-house, and drew the immense chain of waggons, with ty, when our unreasonable complaints either accuse apparent ease, to near the turnpike at Croyden, a distance i or deny his Providence! Our very health dependeth, of six miles, in one hour and forty-one minutes, which a great measure, on the freedom and vigour of the ani. is nearly at the rate of four miles an hour. In the course 1 spirits; and, as they are entirely under the regulation of this time he was stopped four times, to show that it was

SIR.-In reply to Inquirer, in your last Kaleidoscope, control of contentment, to gain this is to secure an acquired; and after each stoppage he drew off the chain I take the liberty of informing him why the inverted do te to corporeal suffering and mental imbecility: for of 'waggons from a dead stop. Having gained his wager, comma is used instead of the small c. In writing the are as man shall fret and murmur, and disquiet him- Mr. Banks, the gentleman who laid the bet, directed four names Macfarlane, Mackenzie, &c., it is common to con ak trifles light as air,' that cross kis humour, so more loaded waggons to be added to the cavalcade, with tract the first syllable of the name with a small, or, rather, y shall be bring upon himself nervous irritability, and power. And still further to show the effect of the railway what is more correctly termed a superior c. Now, as the Lisand attendant ills, that shall shorten the term of in facilitating motion, he directed the attending workmen, superior c, and, indeed, all the alphabet of the same kind 1 istence, and make it miserable while it lasts. Much to the number of about fifty, to mount on the waggons, of letter, is but rarely made with the various sorts of

It is impossible don paper.

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THE USE OF THE APOSTROPHE.

TO THE EDITOR.

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